LETU PROGRAMMING TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE IN REGIONALS
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The LETU computer science students who competed in the three teams at 2012 South Central USA Regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) are pictured from left:  Ethan Sikes, Daniel Rothfus, Hazen Johnson, Terry Penner, Micah Shennum, David Ilgenfritz and Paul Ambler.
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LETU PROGRAMMING TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE IN REGIONALS



 



LONGVIEW—LeTourneau University programming team won first place among 59 teams from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana competing in the 2012 South Central USA Regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC).  The programming contest challenges teams of three university students to use their programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real world problems under a grueling deadline. 



“The first place finish should mean an invitation to the World Finals in Saint Petersburg, Russia, next summer,” said Brent Baas, team coach and faculty adviser. “This year was LETU’s fourth 1st or 2nd place finish since 2001.  We have sent teams to the World Finals in Honolulu, Hawaii; Vancouver, Canada; and Prague, Czechslovakia.”



LeTourneau has had teams competing in the ICPC since the late 70's and has competed each year since 1993. Since the competition does not distinguish between schools with graduate programs and those like LETU with only undergraduate majors, some of the schools may have had graduate student on their teams, making the competition an extra challenge.  



“LETU is the only undergraduate school in our region that has sent teams to the World Finals since 1993, when a team from Abilene Christian University was invited,” Baas said.



The first place team of Team VC-22 included Terry Penner, a computer science and mathematics major from Kenora, Canada; Micah Shennum, a senior computer science network security major from Winona Lake, Ind.; and Daniel Rothfus, a junior computer science network security major from Fort Worth, Texas.



Two other LETU teams competed.  Team VC-12 won 26th place and Team TC-264 won 40th place.



Team VC-12 members are Isacc Davis, a sophomore computer science major from Groton, Conn.; David Ilgenfritz, a sophomore computer science and mathematics major from Dornsife, Penn.; and Ethan Sikes, a junior computer science major from Duncanville, Texas.  



Team TC-264 members are Paul Ambler, a junior computer science engineering technology major from Lindale, Texas; Spenser Bray, a sophomore computer science game development major from Sherwood, Ore.; and Hazen Johnson, a sophomore computer science game development major from Kent, Wash. 



The contest was hosted at Baylor, LSU and LeTourneau. This year was the fourth year LETU was a remote site for the competition.



LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aviation, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, the sciences and psychology.



LeTourneau University also offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and at educational centers in Athens, Austin, Baytown, Bedford, Dallas, Harlingen, Houston, and Tyler.



Claiming every workplace in every nation as its mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.



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